O2 Ritz Manchester

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Gza - 25th Anniversary Of Liquid Swords at O2 Ritz

Gza - 25th Anniversary Of Liquid Swords

  • O2 Ritz Manchester
  • Thursday 24th February
  • GZA, aka the Genius, was the most cerebral MC in the Wu-Tang Clan, as well as perhaps the most acclaimed.
    Gok Wan pres Isolation Nation  at O2 Ritz

    Gok Wan pres Isolation Nation

    • O2 Ritz Manchester
    • Saturday 5th March
    • VW Music Presents Gok Wan at O2 Ritz, Manchester on Saturday 5th March 2022.
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      Gok Wan Presents Isolation Nation at O2 Ritz

      Gok Wan Presents Isolation Nation

      • O2 Ritz Manchester
      • Saturday 5th March
      • Following a sold out show in London, we are pleased to announce that Gok Wan MBE will be bringing 'Isolation Nation'.
        Lupe Fiasco at O2 Ritz

        Lupe Fiasco

        • O2 Ritz Manchester
        • Sunday 6th March
        • Academy Events & Soundcrash Presents Lupe Fiasco plus special guests ar O2 Ritz Manchester on 6th March 2022
          KOKOROKO at O2 Ritz

          KOKOROKO

          • O2 Ritz Manchester
          • Wednesday 30th March
          • KOKOROKO appearing live at O2 Ritz, Manchester, on Wednesday 30th March, 2022
            Strange Waves V: Dry Cleaning, Sunflower Bean, Iceage + more at O2 Ritz

            Strange Waves V: Dry Cleaning, Sunflower Bean, Iceage + more

            • O2 Ritz Manchester
            • Friday 1st April
            • Now Wave & Strange Days presents Strange Waves V: Dry Cleaning, Sunflower Bean, Iceage, W.H. Lung, The Lounge Society + more TBA
              Tribute Festival Comes To Manchester at O2 Ritz

              Tribute Festival Comes To Manchester

              • O2 Ritz Manchester
              • Saturday 30th April
              • Tribute Festival Comes to Manchester on 30th April 2022 at O2 Ritz!
                Steel Pulse at O2 Ritz

                Steel Pulse

                • O2 Ritz Manchester
                • Wednesday 11th May
                • Academy Events presents the roots reggae musical band, Steel Pulse performing on Wednesday 11th May 2022 at O2 Ritz Manchester.
                  Snail Mail at O2 Ritz

                  Snail Mail

                  • O2 Ritz Manchester
                  • Thursday 23rd June
                  • Join us as Snail Mail plays at O2 Ritz, Manchester on the 23rd June 2022 at 7PM. You don't want to miss this!
                    Yard Act at O2 Ritz

                    Yard Act

                    • O2 Ritz Manchester
                    • Friday 25th November
                    • After two successful releases this year so far, Leeds-based minimalist rockers, Yard Act, head to the legendary 02 Ritz, Manchester.

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                      O2 Ritz venue information

                      Built in 1928 by the architects Cruickshank and Seaward, Grade-II listed The Ritz was originally a dance hall for the Manchester revellers. With its ultra-springy dance floor and revolving stage, The Ritz was one of the most popular destinations for anyone passing through Manchester during the 1930s and 40s.

                      With the decline of classic dancing and the emergence of pop and rock n roll music The Ritz was transformed in to a live music venue even hosting The Beatles in the 1960s. It still kept its style however, and with that allowed for artists such as Frank Sinatra to play shows there.

                      The Ritz also hosted the Dancing In The Dark night with Phillip Moss throughout the 1950s and 60s, who was the band master for 17 years and known as The King of The Ritz. It is thought that he was responsible for many of the families and marriages in Manchester at the time, as radio presenter Fred Fielder explaines: "People said he was responsible for half the population of Greater Manchester, because his band would play Dancing In Dark nights. For the last dance of the evening the lights would go down. Couples would have a kiss and cuddle on the dance floor, end up going steady, then eventually getting married and have children."

                      With the Manchester music scene hitting a high point in the 1980s and 90s, The Ritz was fully thrown in to the spotlight when artists such as The Smiths and The Happy Mondays played shows there and it has been a venue for some of the best upcoming artists and established bands ever since.

                      The Ritz went through a £2 million refurbishment in 2011. While many of the old creaks and crannies were fixed up it still stayed true to its image as an old dancehall, even keeping the old curved, bouncy floor.

                      Since the 1990s The Ritz has seen artists such as R.E.M., The Stone Roses, Arctic Monkeys, Snow Patrol, Adam And The Ants, Dropkick Murphys and more recently The Weeknd and Johnny Marr. The Ritz also hosts club nights such as GOGO and Erasmus, appealing to the vast Manchester student crowd.

                      Venue contact details and info

                      Name: O2 Ritz

                      Phone: 01617144140

                      Venue short url: https://www.skiddle.com/venues/35014/

                      Type of venue: Live

                      Drinks served: Yes

                      Disabled facilities: Please get in touch with us before you buy your tickets between 12pm and 5pm, Monday to Friday on +44 (0)161 714 4140 or email us to advise your access and personal assistant requirements.

                      Nearest Bus Stop: The 104 and the 105 (Whitworth Street West) go to and from Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.43, 42, 143, 142 (Oxford Road) all go to and from Piccadilly Gardens are the nearest with stops outside the Palace Hotel

                      Address: Whitworth Street West, Manchester, M1 5NQ

                      Website: https://www.academymusicgroup.com/o2ritzmanchester/

                      Capacity: 1500

                      Opening hours: 7pm - 11pm unless stated

                      Food served: No

                      Parking: We're easy to get to by all major approach roads, including the M60 motorway. Just follow the City Centre or the Universities signs and our postcode for sat nav is M1 5NQ.

                      Nearest Train Station: The closest railway station is Manchester Oxford Road (MCO), which is about ten metres away, opposite the venue.

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